Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Want to Reread


I LOVE rereading books. A lot of people in my family think rereading is the weirdest thing, but I love it. I have been thinking about which books I want to put on my rereading list for next year, so this post will be perfect for narrowing down my huge list of books I want to reread.
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1. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
This one is at the top of my rereading list for next year! I read it my Junior year of high school and I need to reread and reappreciate this one.

2. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck 
This one is also at the top of my list. I haven't read this one since freshman year of high school! I really need to reread this and see how far I have come in analyzing literature since freshman year of high school. 

3. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak 
I really loved this book the first time I read it, and I think I will appreciate it even more with a second reading. You can read my thoughts from after the first read here.

 

4. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
I've read all but the last two chapters of this book. The first time I read it I lost my copy before I could finish it! No worries, I found it and now I want to reread and finish it. 

5. Elanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell 
I really think this book needs a reread too. (Obviously, look at the list its in.) I'm rounding up Printz Award winners and nominees to read and review, plus I really enjoyed this book and wouldn't mind rereading it.

6. Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
This book is so funny, heartwarming and quick. This would be perfect to reread over the weekend while taking a break from school work. Read my review here.

 

7. An Abundance of Kathrines, John Green
I planned on rereading this book this year, but swapped it out for Paper Towns because I had to read that one for school. This is my favorite book of Green's; it's so funny and good natured.

8. Cleopatra, Stacey Schiff
This is a great biography. I read it a couple of years ago and the details are getting a little fuzzy so I want to reread it. Cleopatra's life was so exciting and she held such a strong presence, I loved reading about her life.

9. The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
I have only read the first book in this series ONE TIME. Every other book I've read at least twice. I need to reread them, and if Santa gets me the new paperback boxset, which I'm thinking he will, I will be even more excited to reread this series.


10. Where Things Come Back, John Corey Whaley 
I think this is a book that you have to read twice to fully appreciate. I loved the over lapping stories and the setting and tone of this novel. 

I'll probably pick four or five of these to prioritize for next year, that list will be coming up probably in January, along with the list of four of five classics I'm prioritizing.  

20 comments:

  1. I would love to find more time to reread. I think I need to try and work that into some goals for myself next year! I hope you get to reread these books!

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    1. I hope you do find time to reread! I find that making lists help me accomplish things, so if I make a list of books to reread for the year, I am more likely to reread them.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I really want to read Cleopatra! I'm glad it's worth a reread!

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    1. It's a really great biography!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Harry Potter made my list too. :D Cleopatra sounds like a really interesting read - I'll have to add it to my TBR!

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    1. It's a very well done biography.
      Harry Potter is the best series to reread, in my opinion anyway.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Great list! I need more time to reread so I could add Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief to my list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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  5. Harry Potter seems to have been a popular one. I also want the box set for Christmas! Haha. I like your list! A lot of classics. I'd like to reread Of Mice and Men. And, I'm kind of ashamed to say that I've never read Fahrenheit 451 or The Catcher in the Rye. Oops. My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. You must read 451, so good! It's a rather emotional read for a book lover though.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Great choices! I kind of think I would like to re-read The Book Thief too. Just re-read the Harry Potter series so probably should stave off a re-read of that for awhile. ;)
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    1. It's been awhile since I've reread Potter so I'm excited for it. And yes I think you should reread The Book Thief too!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I am kicking myself for not putting The Book Thief on my list. Although I am not sure that I am ready to read that book again. It will be in my life again though. You better believe it. And I don't think I could ever reread Of Mice and Men- but maybe. I really didn't like Eleanor and Park when I initially read it, I am thinking I should considering rereading it, and see if a second read would change my perspective. We shall see.

    Great list.

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    1. I liked E&P when I first read it, but I didn't quite love it like everyone else. The Book Thief is quite an emotional read, but so worth it.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Harry Potter is a definite reread of mine, although I've only ever done that with the first three books (since they are the only ones in my possession). I've seen Eleanor & Park and The Book Thief on SO MANY lists this week, and it just makes me want to read them all the more. I'm kind of in the mood for a few tear-jerkers (I just like to torture myself, clearly).

    Thanks for stopping by The Fox's Hideaway!! :)

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  9. Stopping by from Steadfast Reader--I'm a huge re-reader! There is something so comforting about re-reading a favorite book! However, since I've started book-blogging I find that I don't re-read nearly as much, because I keep finding out about so many NEW books to read from my blogging buddies!

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    1. I love rereading too! I'd like to remind myself to take more time to reread books so I can look at them in a new light.
      thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Great list! I'm stopping by from Steadfast Reader, too, and I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by and check out my blog, which is fairly new: http://littlesyllables.blogspot.com. I'd love to read your thoughts about Catcher in the Rye. There are very few books that I have not been able to make it through and that was one of them! I have also heard great things about Eleanor and Park, so I really want to read that one.

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    1. I will be sharing my thoughts on Catcher in the Rye when I reread it, which will be soon hopefully! Elanor and Park is a very enjoyable and emotional read.
      thanks for stopping by and following!

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